Friday, May 27, 2016

Memorial Day long weekend 2016

Good morning from the  mountain! Its gorgeous out there. Looking around and seeing all my trees have beautiful greenery on them now. Leaves are unfolding and making a lush canopy.
Was tickled to pieces the other day when a friend stop by and rototilled my garden,,, one happy Simple farm Girl. This weekend will be spent putting in the garden and cleaning up the yard.

Our newest additions come Saturday 4 more piglets to go with the 3 piglets we already have. Another batch of meat birds will be  here in two weeks. Smaller batches several times instead of all at once.
Glad to get the farm back up and running and feeling like I am accomplishing something instead of running in circles.. Still want a milk cow.. But will settle for my milk goats right now. Once the real barn is built I will be able to have it filled to the brim with kritters..  One more step in providing my family with home grown meats and vegies from right here on the farm. Praying for an awesome growing year.  For kritters and vegies.
Today is busy here on the farm, getting everything done this morning, as I have to work tonight at the race track in Rumney/Wentworth in the kitchen,,,love that job,, so glad my Aunt thought to ask me about it,,
I have Avon to deliver and brochures to get out today also.
Hoping to open the farm stand tomorrow with crafts and baked goodies.

Have an awesome long weekend. Enjoy family and friends,,,BUT PLEASE take a few moments to remember those who gave all..... For that is the true meaning of your long weekend.

God Bless ------stay safe------

The Simple Farm Girl

Friday, May 20, 2016

May 2016

Good morning from the mountain. It has been a long time since I have taken time to write. Alot has happened over the past year, well 6 months even. My oldest grandson was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. The tumors in his neck are to big for radiation. He starts treatment as soon as he gets all his teeth removed June1st. They are afraid the combo of chemo and infection will kill him. Which of course we are trying  to avoid. Prayers are always welcome his name is Damion he is only 20 years old. My son Nick had to have a shunt revision in April, not sure it  if its better or worse in some aspects.  But on to greater news.. grandchild #12 will be here in 6 weeks, another little girl. so that's exciting.
The farm is alive and kicking. 21 goats, 36 chickens, 8 guinea hens,6 turkeys, 9 pullet chick, 6 meat birds(this batch) 6 bantam hen(now to get a broody one) 5 pigs and 1 horse, rabbits depends on the day right now5 adults,5 babies, (outside) inside, 1 baby rabbit, and 3 guinea pigs, 7 dogs and a house cat,, feel like I am missing some one... Waiting for the temperature to finally stay above freezing so we can plant the gardens,,we had snow last week....
Not sure how the rest of the world is doing but ticks this year are so terrible, we are picking 30 at a time off us never mind the animals. Never have seen them so bad.
But on a good note the sun is shining today, the weather is suppose to be nice. I have to work at the race track tonight cooking. Excited about that. Avon is doing great,,, making more friends one campaign at a time.  I do have a E-Store where you can go and check out all the things Avon has, open 24/7
Avon has changed so much, the product line is awesome, its not just about skin care and make up any more..
Well Off to refill the coffee cup, and get chores done, deliver eggs....
Have a great day..
God Bless...
aka---The Simple Farm Girl